American Water-willow

Justicia americana (L.) Vahl

Also known as: Water willow. 

Also known as: Water willow. 

American Water-willow is found in places with an abundant water and sunlight supply and is seen as both a shrub and a large tree. It often has multiple trunks, each with many branches coming from each. American Water-willow leaves are long and thin. The leaves are shiny green on top, and pale green on the underside and are three to five inches long and may have very fine teeth. The tree bark is dark brown or black with ridges.